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. i'll be talking with the head of allstate insurance about the massive disaster relief efforts under way, how fast are they paying the claims and what kinds of impacts investors can expect to see on the bottom line. >>> later the government's role in recovering from sandy has raised debate whether bigger government is necessarily better. we'll discuss both sides of the argument off of that hot issue in a few minutes. stay with us. >>> welcome back. one of the companies reporting earnings today in the thick of the recovery from hurricane sandy. tom wilson is ceo of allstate insurance and joins us now exclusively after reporting earnings. what timing, tom. >> hi, maria. how are you? >> i'm doing okay. i want to get to your earnings in a moment but here we are in terms of insurance being on the front center given the fact that so much destruction has occurred. let me talk about andy before we get into the earnings, tom. lot of people wondering what kind of damage we're expecting. how do you see it? >> well, this is a massive storm, maria. there's two things that drive a storm, the damag
. there's some looting going on as well. up next we have allstate's ceo coming up, a lot more on the post sandy edition of "the closing bell." >>> coming up, back to business. an historic reopening of wall street and we have all the angles covered from every exchange. who won, who lost and what companies rose above a very shaky october for the markets? >>> plus taking stock. despite sandy's path of destruction, there are lots of big earnings. we catch you up on reporting results. we bring you the latest numbers and analysis from our market experts. and is sandy a case for big government? why some are using the superstorm to say big government really is better. we separate the fact from fiction of that argument. that's all ahead on this special edition of "the closing bell." customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy
allstate and others. it shares in frankfurt trade add building 0.15%. visa's fourth quarter profits beating forecasts. no make money from processing trk. via processed more than 14 billion transactions during the quarter and the decline in debit card volume has been slowing. >>> and barclays being accused for allegedly manipulating prices. the bank and four former traders are said to have carried on out the activity from 2006 to 2008. barclays says it will fight the agen agency. and politics in europe not getting any better. david cameron, rebels within his own party voted against his eu budget plan. not what cameron was hoping for. he's worried it could lead to britt continue leaving the european union. there's a sense here as britain goes through austerity why we continuously are upping the budget for the european union, right? which i think a lot of people -- >> no, but of course given all this in the run up to these budget talks, it's clear that any fractions are being exacerbated -- any frictions are being exacerbated within the eu, will britd continue ultimately call a referendum? >>
opportunity. if you look at some of the companies like allstate or travelers which have a lot of exposure as well, some good buying opportunities. even though the numbers are high here, potentially as high as the $20 billion range, there's enough capital to deal with this. i think it could be a buying opportunity. >> we're trying to anticipate the nature of the markets tomorrow when we open after two days being off. it's hard to assess that before it actually happens. do you think there might be a number of people who will want to raise cash and maybe want to sell in this market environment as they try and rebuild? is that going to be a trend for a while, do you think? >> well, certainly the insurance companies are going to have to raise cash because they're going to have to pay out. we'll see all sorts of markets that may have stocks for sale. it is month end as well. i think you have some portfolio rebalancing. some mutual funds have their fiscal year happening. i think the market will certainly get tested to see if they're ready for it because it's month end and the need for people to
stocks, allstate, progressive, chubb, and if you take a look, you can see allstate opened down, then rallied since, but the volumes very, very light, nothing abnormal, so if you look at all of them, most of this em -- not a lot of volume, not a lot of activity, and i will continue to drive on this theme, what i am hearing is people are sitting on their hands and don't expect a lot of movement until early next week. >> we want to bring in jim paulson, chief investment strategist, brian belski, chief strategist with bmo capital market guys. good to see you guys. jim something wrote how great does that opening bell sound? it was a good thing to have. >> i think so. ty end of the day i think this is more a human tragedy and t-term economic hit, because it wasn't a financial panic which closed the market, which a lot of closures have been panicky. but even though it was closed for four consecutive days, it was opening elsewhere. and every day we had pricing action going on somewhere. futures here, overseas market, that allowed us to keep track of where we were, so i think that took
in the northeast. allstate, travelers, chubs, aig, hartford, any number of those would have exposure to the northeast. >> what were the other? >> allstate, travelers, chubs, aig, hartford. >> gloria, we have to run, quick question and i know two years does not make a trend, given we have two storms in way we haven't had in many years does that change how insurance is going to be marketed for example up here? >> i don't think it's going to change how it will be marked. i think demand will pick up. there's nothing like seeing your neighbor's house float away or burn down or have some problems for to you want to go out and buy more coverage in the future, so i think you'll see increased demand. i think pricing will get an extra little boost. i don't know if it's enough to make this a hard market but rates have been moving up because of the losses from last year, but also because of very low investment yield. >> gloria vogel, thank you for joining us this morning. appreciate your perspective. >> thank you. >>> i think we have a shot of seaside heights, where if you remember yesterday, th
insurers here in new jersey. about 11% market share. liberty mutual and allstate just below that with about 8%, and then chubb falling just below that with just over 7%. we should also note that a report from credit sweet said that as losses start too get into the $20 billion and $30 billion, allstate and chubb will be set to benefit from some of that, though we should note with the markets just opening today, those are definitely going to be some stocks that people will be watching as the market reopens and some of this damage is to be expected. of course, residents no doubt still reeling, and governor christie said fema will be a strong force here, no doubt, for many, many months. and he kept stressing that word, noting that this will be a very long recovery process. people are just starting to try and put the number on very early estimates. back to you. >> kayla, it looks like we're taking a few hits from your shot, but it is surprising to see the lights behind you. i don't know if you can still hear us, kayla. have they had these lights on the whole time with generators? is that a new c
pacific region. allstate earned $1.46 a share for the third quarter. 33 cents above estimates with revenue also beating consensus by a wide margin. the insurance company saw increased revenue from premiums as well as smaller catastrophe losses. and jda software reportedly on the verge of being acquired by new mountain. they'll pay $45 a share. a tooflgts $1.9 billion. the stock had jumped 12% yesterday on reports that the company might put itself up for sale. >> if you have comments, questions about anything you see here, squawk the at cnbc.com. still ahead, tech jobs in america, how many are really out there and are they being filled? that's coming up next. plus kate kelly will be checking the supply chain for gasoline getting in to the tri-state area. i'll have to ask her if i have to car pool back into the city after the show. ♪ [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ >>> take a look at u.s. equity futures. s&p 500 would be off marginally. nasdaq would be up marginally after a r
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